School Days Driving Tips

More school-age pedestrians are killed during the hour before and after school than any other time of day, according to NHTSA. In fact, SafeRoutesInfo.org reports that more children are hit by cars near school than at any other location. And upcoming high school junior and senior students have begun driving themselves to high school for the first time, too. You can try your best, but there’s no way you can prepare students for everything they'll find on the road ahead during the upcoming school year. 1) BackToSchool Safety Tips For Drop Off Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures for the school year. Make sure you know them for the safety of all kids. More children are hit by ca

Las Vegas Valley’s left-turning drivers often blind to pedestrians

Motorists often turn left into the paths of oncoming pedestrians and motorcyclists rather than stopping for them as required by law, said Erin Breen, head of the Vulnerable Road Users Project at UNLV. “Drivers fail to look all the way left and make their turn, only to find themselves faced with a pedestrian who is legally using the crosswalk,” Breen said. “At that point, there’s no time to stop for them.” Sometimes, the collisions are fatal. A motorcyclist was fatally struck by the driver of a 2017 Honda Civic that was turning left onto Spring Mountain Road near Spring Shower Drive around 7:35 p.m. on Feb. 12. Las Vegas police said neither driver appeared to be impaired. On June 18, a 60-yea

What is Defensive Driving ?

The standard Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations, ANSI/ASSE Z15.1, defines defensive driving skills as "driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others." This definition is taken from the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course. It is a form of training for motor vehicle drivers that goes beyond mastery of the rules of the road and the basic mechanics of driving. Its aim is to reduce the risk of collision by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others. This can be achieved through adherence to a variety of general guidelines, such as following the assured clear distance ahea

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